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Nuclear Security and Safeguards Education Portal: Spent Nuclear Fuel Safeguards

by Centre for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives on April 27, 2022
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Module Description: This online module describes the characteristics of spent nuclear fuel, the signatures used in safeguards verification of spent nuclear fuel, and the approaches and techniques used to safeguard it.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should have first completed the Basic Nuclear and Atomic Physics, The Nuclear Fuel Cycle, the Containment and Surveillance, and the Nuclear Material Accountancy modules.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this module students will have an understanding of the systems used to safeguard spent nuclear fuel. They will be able to describe the techniques, tools, and goals of spent nuclear fuel safeguards.


Created by the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University.

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